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Facts about Air Conditioning You Need to Know Before Buying One

Temperature adjustment option, when it is too hot or too cold can play a part on individual comfort level. Environmental conditions and rapid changes can affect the health of many as well. Humidity can be another factor that becomes a deterrent for people to step in and out of their homes. This also brings the need for homes to have temperatures controlled for a comfortable living. The emergent of this need has been ever growing in cities where population and pollutions is constantly on the raise. Let’s discuss some of the advantages that an Air Conditioning unit can afford a person who may get a device installed at their home. 

Advantages of installing an Air-Conditioner

  • Allergens kept at bay – Allergens can cause discomfort to people living at home all throughout the year, keeping them at check and controlled can be attained with the help of an air-conditioner.
  • Controlled Temperature – An air conditioner can help in providing a comfortable temperature inside the home irrespective of the temperature that is on the outside. While humidity may be on the rise outside due to weather conditions, but at your home it can be controlled.
  • Fresh air circulation – With the raise in pollution in the atmosphere and the air that we breath, there is a constant need for the air to be cleansed and circulated for healthy living. An air conditioning unit will help you achieve this without any hassles.

Choosing an Air Conditioning Unit

The first step is to learn about the size of the air conditioning unit. The general principle for this is to find out the space of the room where you wish to put up an air condition. A 1600 sq.ft. room would require a 2-ton air conditioner whereas if we put up an undersized air conditioner, then the said undersized air conditioner will not be in a position to generate cooling and would also take very long resulting in high expenses due to power consumption. Moreover, an under-power air conditioning unit will run on overload, reducing life of the unit itself.

There are numerous types of air conditioners out of which choices can be made, the popular ones are: window air conditioners, split air conditioners, centralized air conditioners and mobile air conditioners.

Installation Requirements

If you are already using an air conditioner and you wish to replace the same with a new one, it may be advantageous to keep the old fitting intact and use the same in post replacing of the new air conditioner. But if you are planning to put up an air conditioner to your room for the first time, then be careful while fixing new circuit breakers, electrical panels and high voltage cables for the air conditioner. You may also opt for ducts that will carry the cool air and the mounting work for the indoor unit. It is important to coat that it shall be the best to place the outdoor of the air conditioning unit on a strong base, but in absence of said strong base, it can be substituted with a metal bracket too.

Choosing a Qualified Contractor

Avoid taking a chance by choosing a local contractor of no repute for installation of air conditioning unit to your place. Make sure that only a qualified person installs and maintains the equipment. It is best to keep air conditioning units maintained once in a period of 6 months, which includes changing filters and cleaning the air vents, allowing free unobstructed flow of air from the air conditioner. Only choose a licensed and experienced air conditioning contractor operating in your locality which, would work as a token of recommendations and valid proof of work and craftsmanship that he may display for you to see on the firsthand.